The revitalised Andrew Pocket Park on Diamond Street in Eltham is big on features, and open now for young and old to enjoy.
Earlier this year Council received many submissions and feedback to our consultation regarding the concept plans. This feedback has informed the final designs which include:
- Nillumbik’s first outdoor exercise area for seniors
- two basketball half courts
- climbing equipment for all abilities
- a sensory garden
- bicycle repair station
- seating and a shelter
Accessible toilets will be available at the park from early in the new year, and road safety works, including a speed hump and a pedestrian crossing in Diamond Street to complement the new park are also being installed in January.
Nillumbik Mayor Ben Ramcharan said the revitalised park provided an opportunity for residents of all ages and abilities to keep active and have fun.
“With a seniors’ exercise area, basketball half courts and climbing equipment, the park provides residents of all ages opportunities to keep active, and improve their health and wellbeing.
“The new facilities, including the seniors exercise area, basketball half courts, toilets, drinking fountain, bicycle repair station and seating also adds a pleasant spot for users of the Diamond Creek Trail,” Cr Ramcharan said.
Council received $1.3 million for this project from the Victorian Government through the Local Parks Program. The plans were developed by Jeavons Landscape Architects, who designed the award-winning Eltham North Adventure Playground.